This time I have made a rather special creature. Meet Bunsie, my crochet ferret or polecat pattern. In Europe and Asia we know this animal as well as a wild animal, the polecat, as the pet version you Americans know too, the ferret. Polecats are the wild ancestors of ferrets. The English name ‘polecat’ is based on the French ‘poule chat’ which means chicken cat. I think we all can imagine why that name is chosen for this sneaky little critter.
Especially ferrets come in all kinds of colours. For Bunsie, I decided to use the dark colours of a polecat youngster. The most common colour in both polecats and ferrets is a white muzzle, dark brown line between the muzzle and eyes, a white line above the eyes and ears and a lighter brown for the rest of the head and the middle part of the body. I have tried several colours but absolutely loved these. The witty thing is, you can choose any colour you like, as I have created the right spots for them to go in.
It took me a while to design this animal, because the colour schemes were fairly complicated to make in crochet. I wanted everything to look perfect and at the same time, this crochet animal pattern had to be easy to make for all of you.
Here is another picture of Bunsie the ferret amigurumi, and below it you can find info about, and links to the pattern.
This crochet ferret is 5,7 inch / 14,5 cm tall. Bunsie is made with three colours of lett lopi, a 100% wool. The pattern for the head is written in stitch colour, so it is a piece of cake to make a perfect ferret yourself.
The pattern for this whimsical animal, you can find in my shop at Ravelry, Etsy or order it here. It contains a clear description of how to crochet and attach the animal with example pictures at the bottom to help you get everything right. In the pattern you can also find what materials you need, the Lopi colour numbers, in short, everything you need to know to make this special creature.
And heads up, the pattern has a one dollar release discount till March the 11th.
18 thoughts on “Bunsie, crochet ferret aka polecat pattern”
Thank you Susan!
He’s CUTE! Eventually I want to get ALL your “pets”. I have 3 now. Flam, Trin, and Finse. Yhey are soooo cute I don’t want to give them away now. LOL ! They are MINEEEEEEEE! Thanks so much for designing them. 🙂 Skye
Haha, that is the best compliment I can get Skye! I’m glad you like them so much. I never make animals to give away, only my mom once got a bear for her birthday. I (and my bouyfriend too) get too attached to them!
Bunsie is SO cute! Congratulations. I have now made five animal toys as gifts, and did succeed in letting them go – but I have their photos still :).
Thanks Nathalie, yes you did succeed 🙂 and you have the most amazing pictures of Chief and Flims!
Wow! Love them all! I need to learn how to crochet.
Thanks Melissa, and do learn to crochet, it is so very easy!
These should all be in a book! They’re outstanding and easy to work up from your writing, too. Thank you!!
Wow. Love it!
Got here when I was browsing Pinterest, wanted to know if you sell them too.
If you do, I promise I’ll give it a great home! 😉
Sorry, I don’t, but thanks 🙂
I am grateful that your patterns are so very very good. I am new to making crocheted toys/artwork, and yours are definitely artwork. The sewing together is the hardest part for me, but you are very patient at explaining it all and I am having a wonderful time. When I finished Bunsie’s head I thought Oh, Wow, it really looks like a ferret. I did it! I am making him for my adult daughter who has a pet ferret and I know she will love it when I am done. Thank you, thank you.
Your welcome! Thank you for your kind comment, it’s really wonderful to hear everything works out so well. I do my best to write the patterns so that everyone can make them. I think your daughter will love him!
The one thing I cannot find in the pattern is, do I stuff the tail at all? Or leave it unstuffed like the arms?
You can stuff it light if you like, but you do want it to stay flexible.
Best wishes, Sonja.
One last Thank You. I finished my doll. The pictures will be on Ravelry later today. I am delighted to say I think it turned out very well despite my clumsiness. The majority of the credit goes to you.
I would love to have the pattern! I cant find where i need to download or buy it.